Pediatric Case Reports| Volume 165, P319-321, July 2022

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Persistent Anhydramnios and Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction in a Patient With a Vesicoamniotic Shunt

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      Persistent anhydramnios after placement of a vesicoamniotic shunt is a rare but potentially serious concern in a patient in utero. We present the case a male fetus who at 32-week gestation had bilateral hydroureteronephrosis, a distended bladder, and anhydramnios. A vesicoamniotic shunt was placed, but the anhydramnios persisted. Postnatally, the child was found to have a migrated shunt, left grade V vesicoureteral reflux and posterior urethral valves. He underwent a posterior urethral valves ablation and removal of the migrated shunt. The patient is now 2 years old and is doing well with no urinary tract infections or renal deterioration.
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